Now in its eighth edition, Working Through Conflict provides an introduction to conflict and conflict management that is firmly grounded in current theory, research, and practice, covering a range of conflict settings (interpersonal, group, and organizational). The text includes an abundance of real life case studies that encompass a spectrum of theoretical perspectives. Its emphasis on application makes it highly accessible to students, while expanding their comprehension of conflict theory and practical skills. This new edition features a wealth of up-to-date research and case examples, suggested readings and video resources, and integrated questions for review and discussion.
Working through Conflict provides an excellent and broad overview of the scholarship on conflict across a range of contexts. It also does a great job of explaining enduring insights about conflict while also discussing emerging trends, such as new communication technologies and conflict. Overall, it serves as an excellent introduction to the conflict literature.
- John P Caughlin, University of Illinois, USA
The eighth edition of Working Through Conflict is clearly the most comprehensive, broad-based text on communication and conflict. With its process focus, new material on media and conflict, updated research, and excellent case studies, it is the textbook that gives readers a foundation for navigating conflict productively and successfully.
-Linda L. Putnam, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
1. Communication and Conflict
2. The Inner Experience of Conflict
3. Conflict Interaction
4. Conflict Styles and Strategic Conflict Interaction
5. Power: The Architecture of Conflict
7. Climate and Conflict Interaction
8. Managing Conflict
9. Third Party Intervention
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